Courtney Hawkins (baseball)

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Courtney Hawkins
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Hawkins with the Winston-Salem Dash in 2013
San Francisco Giants
Outfielder
Born: (1993-11-12) November 12, 1993 (age 25)
Corpus Christi, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Courtney James Hawkins (born November 12, 1993) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the San Francisco Giants organization.

Early career[edit]

Hawkins attended Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas. As a senior, he was the Texas Gatorade High School Baseball Player of the Year.[1] He was the fifth ranked high school recruit in his class by ESPN and was committed to University of Texas at Austin.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Hawkins was drafted by the Chicago White Sox with the 13th overall pick of the first round in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.[3][4][5] Hawkins started his career with the rookie-level Bristol White Sox of the Appalachian League. In 38 games he hit .272/.314/.401 with three home runs and 16 runs batted in. On August 12, 2012, he was promoted to the Low-A Kannapolis Intimidators of the South Atlantic League.[6] He hit .308/.352/.631 with four home runs and 15 runs batted in 16 games. He ended the season with the High-A Winston-Salem Dash after he was promoted on August 29, 2012.[7][8] Overall, he finished his first season hitting .284/.324/.480 with eight home runs and 33 runs batted in 59 games. Hawkins was ranked the White Sox #1 prospect at the start of the 2013 season.[9] He was also ranked as the #55 ranked prospect in baseball according to Baseball America and #68 by MLB.com. Hawkins spent the whole 2013 season with Class A-Advanced Winston-Salem Dash. He struggled in his first full season, batting .178 with 19 home runs and 160 strikeouts in 383 at-bats.[10] He returned to Winston-Salem in 2014[11], batting .249 with 19 home runs and 84 RBIs. He spent 2015 with the Birmingham Barons, batting .243 with nine home runs and 41 RBIs, and 2016 with Birmingham, posting a .203 average with 12 home runs and 60 RBIs. In 2017, he played for Kannapolis, Winston-Salem and Birmingham, posting a combined .205 average with 12 home runs and 33 RBIs in 91 total games between both teams.[12] Hawkins was released from the organization on April 18, 2018.[13]

Sugar Land Skeeters[edit]

On April 26, 2018, Hawkins signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Hawkins appeared in 88 games for the Skeeters and hit .285/.342/.505 with 54 runs, 17 doubles, 18 home runs, 72 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases.

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

On August 10, 2018, Hawkins's contract was purchased by the Cincinnati Reds.[14] He was released by the Reds organization on May 3, 2019.

Return to Sugar Land[edit]

On May 10, 2019, Hawkins signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

San Francisco Giants[edit]

On May 14, 2019, Hawkins's contract was purchased by the San Francisco Giants and he was assigned to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rohrbach, Ben. "Texas Baseball POY: Courtney Hawkins". Espn.go.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "ESPN recruiting profile". Espn.go.com. June 4, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "White Sox select outfielder Hawkins at No. 13". Chicago.whitesox.mlb.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Sox select OF Courtney Hawkins". Espn.go.com. June 5, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "White Sox take Courtney Hawkins with No. 13 pick in MLB draft". Suntimes.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  6. ^ Feldman, Josh. "First rounder Hawkins promoted to Kannapolis". Milb.com. Intimidators Media Relations Dept. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  7. ^ Feldman, Josh. "Top pick Hawkins promoted to Dash". Milb.com. Intimidators Media Relations Dept. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  8. ^ "Sox prospects Thompson, Hawkins promoted". Articles.chicagotribune.com. August 29, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  9. ^ "White Sox 2013 Prospect Watch". Chicago.whitesox.mlb.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  10. ^ Hawkins reflects on uneven first full year in Minors
  11. ^ Second time around good for Courtney Hawkins
  12. ^ "Courtney Hawkins Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  13. ^ Adams, Steve (April 19, 2018). "Minor MLB Transactions: 4/19/18". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  14. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Purchase Contract of OF Courtney Hawkins". August 10, 2018. Retrieved August 10, 2018.

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